Matthew Ridenton

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Matthew Ridenton
Personal information
Full nameMatthew George Robert Ridenton
Date of birth (1996-03-11) 11 March 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 12
Youth career
2010–2013 Auckland City
2013–2016 Wellington Phoenix
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2013 Auckland City
2013–2018 Wellington Phoenix 73 (4)
2014–2017 Wellington Phoenix Reserves 16 (4)
2018–2020 Newcastle Jets 30 (1)
2020 Brisbane Roar 4 (1)
2020– Wellington Phoenix 8 (0)
National team
2013 New Zealand U-17 7 (0)
2015 New Zealand U-20 9 (1)
2014– New Zealand 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 11:32, 6 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2018

Matthew George Robert Ridenton (born 11 March 1996) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a midfielder for Wellington Phoenix.

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Club career

Ridenton played youth football for Three Kings United and Saint Kentigern College, and made his career debut the age of 18 for ISPS Handa Premiership club Auckland City.

Ridenton signed a professional contract at Hyundai A-League side Wellington Phoenix in 2013. After four seasons of sporadic appearances, he broke out in the 2017–18 A-League season, making 26 appearances as the Phoenix finished ninth.

On 9 May 2018, it was announced that Ridenton would move to 2017–18 A-League runners-up Newcastle Jets on a two-year contract, reuniting with former Wellington Phoenix manager Ernie Merrick. [1]

In January 2020, Ridenton joined EFL Championship club Reading for a week-long trial. [2] On 6 November 2020 it was announced that Ridenton had returned to the Phoenix, signing a one-year contract with the club. [3]

International career

In May 2014, Ridenton was called into the All Whites squad by interim coach Neil Emblen for a friendly match against South Africa. [4]

Honours

Country

New Zealand

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References

  1. "Matthew Ridenton leaving Phoenix to link up with Ernie Merrick at Newcastle Jets". Stuff.co.nz . 9 May 2018.
  2. "Reading FC take New Zealand midfielder on trial". getreading.co.uk/. Get Reading. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. "Matt Ridenton Returns To The Wellington Phoenix". Wellington Phoenix . 6 November 2020. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  4. Worthington, Sam. "All Whites understrength for friendly match". Fairfax NZ news. Retrieved 3 May 2014.